Global publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc., and NKBA (National Kitchen & Bath Association), North America’s premier association for kitchen & bath professionals, announced today a partnership to deliver a new generation of educational reference materials for those working in the kitchen and bath industry. The partnership supports the company’s long-term strategies to support research, learning, and professional practice with content and services that provide customers with information, learning resources, and best practices to enhance their professional lives and realize their career and personal goals.
As the exclusive global publisher and distributor of the NKBA’S Professional Resource Library, Wiley and NKBA will publish a series of essential reference and instructional titles in a variety of digital and print formats to provide contractors, designers, architects, and others in the kitchen and bath industry with professional development resources that will help them better serve their clients. The first title to publish, in May 2012, will be the revised edition of the NKBA’s’ flagship title, Kitchen & Bathroom Planning Guidelines with Access Standards ISBN: 9781118347485. In addition, Wiley and the NKBA will simultaneously launch an APP with instant access to the same reliable information included in the newly revised Kitchen & Bathroom Planning Guidelines. It will feature 31 fully searchable guidelines for kitchens and 27 guidelines for bathrooms. It is meticulously illustrated in full color with plans, sections, and perspective views to show planning recommendations and code references and requirements, that consider the needs of a range of users.
Upcoming titles for the series include the first two volumes of Kitchen Planning: Guidelines, Codes, Standards and Bath Planning: Guidelines, Codes, Standards, second edition, which will be completely updated to include the latest information on sustainability, universal design, building codes, and research. Both titles are expected to publish in the winter of 2013.
“The National Kitchen & Bath Association is proud to be working with the respected global content provider and publisher, John Wiley & Sons, Inc, as our publishing partner. While the NKBA is a widely established source for learning, information and reference support in the kitchen and bath industry, we believe that Wiley will help extend the reach of our publications through consumer, trade, and higher education markets worldwide,” said Alan W. Zielinski, CKD, 2012 NKBA President.
“We are delighted to enter into this partnership with NKBA,” said Amanda L. Miller, Vice President and Publisher, John Wiley & Sons. “NKBA is a well-respected leader and resource in the kitchen and bath industry. We’re looking forward to adding their expert knowledge to our print and digital offerings and activating their content for professionals through the application of technology.”
About John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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About the National Kitchen & Bath Association
The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is a non-profit trade association with over 50,000 members that has educated and led the kitchen and bath industry for more than 45 years. NKBA.org provides consumers with an inspiration gallery of award-winning kitchen and bath designs, as well as articles, tips, and an extensive glossary of remodeling terms. At NKBA.org, consumers can also find certified kitchen and bath professionals in their areas, submit questions to NKBA experts, and download the free NKBA Kitchen Planner and NKBA Bath Planner. To learn more, visit the NKBA Press Room at NKBA.org/Press or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).